James Clark


Jim has served as President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America since January 2012. During his tenure, the enterprise realized a substantial positive impact on more than 4 million young people due to the new strategic direction. Over the past six years the organization has increased revenue by 33 percent, or $500 million annually, added 400 new facilities, grew utilization of facilities by 13 percent and achieved the first-ever same site growth in three core metrics. Under Jim's leadership, in 2018 BGCA launched he most transformational initiative in the organization's history, Great Futures 2025, which aims to double the size of the organization in seven years.

Prior to joining BGCA, Jim spent eight years as President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, more than doubling revenue and achieving a 30 percent increase in membership.

Jim also enjoyed success in the publishing industry, where he served in senior leadership roles in distribution, sales/marketing and customer service operations.


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